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Manchester Cathedral

Victoria Street | Off Deansgate, Manchester M3 1SX, England
+44 161 833 2220
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Beautiful Building

Not large but beautiful in and out it is free entry but ask for a small donation if you wish to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia C
Melbourne, Australia
Majestic building

I visited the cathedral on my last trip to Manchester and was welcolmed by a friendly volunteer who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Manchester Cathedral has been centre stage in its city’s history for nearly 600 years. In 1421 Henry V signed a royal charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built. In 1847 a new Manchester diocese was created and this historic church became a Cathedral. The doors are open 7 days a week and the admission is free. Do not miss one of the most interesting churches in the land at the heart of one of the most exciting cities on Earth.
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Victoria Street | Off Deansgate, Manchester M3 1SX, England
+44 161 833 2220
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not large but beautiful in and out it is free entry but ask for a small donation if you wish to take photos not far from St Anne's square

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the cathedral on my last trip to Manchester and was welcolmed by a friendly volunteer who pointed out the comprehensive printed guide. A really lovely building and really enjoyed my visit. Would recommend.

Thank jokelly99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester Cathedral lies a short walk from St Annes Square on the edge of the city center again just a short walk from the thousands of shops, bars, and cafes. The cathedral was originally a church dating back to 1086 and was made a cathedral...More

Thank edwardbear80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really beautiful building, can take some great photographs. Free entry but they ask for £1 donation if you want to take some photos. Great place, calm atmosphere, very pretty. Would highly recommend!

Thank Adele Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was not as grandiose and large as other churches but it is a worth a visit. Entry is by donation. It’s a nice 1 hour walk around. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The new stained glass windows, the chapel, high ceilings and magnificent...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Cathedral many times in the past year for evenings as wide ranging as a Gabrielle Aplin concert, where the wonderful acoustics and lighting effects showed the beautiful old building at its best, through to numerous memorial services and the St Ann's...More

Thank Dr_Chris_Gordon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 3rd time in Manchester and into cathedral, so I visit one in Manchester. Staffs are welcoming and friendly, a guy say nice things about my bag. Look around and great. Even give money in the box.

Thank AdamBurt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited late in the afternoon. The evensong choristers were practicing and we enjoyed listening to the beautiful organ. The church is full of history and although relatively simple by comparison to other churches it is beautiful. The church was bombed in 1940 and has...More

Thank DineFrequently
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved just sitting in here- peaceful and beautiful. The carved seating where the choirs sit is amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around in here.

Thank travellalot011
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral with stunning carvings and modern stained glass. Very helpful leaflet guided us around.

Thank robandliz59
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StefC T
23 February 2017|
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Response from dympnagould | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. It is a Church of England Cathedral with an exciting and radical history as a church dating back centuries. We welcome visitors of all faiths and none. We also have very friendly Cathedral Guides in... More
Fer B
7 June 2016|
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Response from S774 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can ask at tourist info for tours
Bryan Michael C
12 March 2015|
Response from Manchester_Cathedral | Property representative |
Good morning, As far as I am aware, Ghostpoet will play at C O L U M N S on 2 May. Tickets are already on sale via AltTickets, however, they are not listed as a confirmed artist on the AltTickets website as yet.